FERTILE DAYS- THE BEST TIME TO GET PREGNANT
For knowing the best time to get pregnant, first, you will have to know your fertile days (the days having maximum chances to have pregnant).
- the lifespan of sperm in women’s body
- your Ovulation day (releasing an egg from the ovary) and its life term
LIFE SPAN OF SPERM
Sperm can live or activated for up to five days inside a woman’s body. So if you’ve had sex before four days of ovulation, the sperm will have had time to move up the fallopian tubes and ‘wait’ for the egg (released by the ovary) to be fertilized.
KNOW YOUR OVULATION DAY
Your Ovulation day happens about two weeks (14 days) before the next expected period & not after the last period.
- For example- if your average menstrual cycle is 28 days, you will ovulate around day 14.
- Example-2: If you have longer cycles, say 35 days between periods, ovulation will happen on day 21.
YOUR FERTILE DAYS AFTER PERIOD
The average life of an egg is about 12 to 24 hours after it’s released. To get pregnancy, the egg must be fertilized by a sperm within this time i.e. on day 14th or day15th for women have average menstrual cycle is 28 days.
Hence as according to the 5 days lifespans of sperm, your Fertile days will be from day 11th to day 15th. You’re most likely to get pregnant if you have intercourse within these fertile days.
If you want to get pregnant, have sex with your partner every couple of days. It will ensure that there’s always sperm waiting in your fallopian tubes to meet the egg when it’s released.
WHY INTERCOURSE ON COUPLE OF DAYS?
It has been speculated that some people think that they should reduce the frequency of sexual intercourse during the fertile period to increase sperm supply. This is not fact.
Couples with normal fertility (sperm count 20-30 million/mL) and no known sperm issues should not reduce the frequency of intercourse on the fertile days.
Although it is true that increasing intercourse frequency slightly decrease the sperm concentrations, yet frequent intercourse is still more likely to achieve conception than infrequent intercourse for couples with no male factor fertility issues.
Hence it is advised to have sex on every couple of days to increase the chances of conception.
KNOW: WHAT IS PREGNANCY?
The woman’s monthly cycle
Ovulation in women occurs each month when an egg is released from one of the ovaries. At the same time, the lining of the womb begins to thicken and the mucus in the cervix becomes thinner so that sperm can swim through it more easily.
The egg begins to travel slowly down the fallopian tube. If a man and a woman have recently had sex, the egg may be fertilized here by the sperm. The lining of the womb now becomes thick enough for the egg to be implanted in it after it has been fertilized.
If the egg is not fertilized, it passes out of the body during the woman’s monthly period, along with the lining of the womb, which is also shed.